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Fland49 last won the day on October 29 2018

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About Fland49

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    Blount County, Tennessee
  • Interests
    Fishing. Bowhunting. Backcountry camping. Horseback riding the mountains. Farming.


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    Bass fishing guide for six years. Then thirty seven years as medical professional. Now retired, fish a little, tend the farm.
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    Greenback, Tennessee
  • Occupation
    Retired medical professional. Worked full time as fishing and hunting guide in 1970s.

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  1. Fland49

    Hey Everyone Im Back

    Rooster, glad you’re able to think (and do) something besides work again. Balance your time & your life ...while you can. Thanks for the report.
  2. Fland49

    Fort Loudon

    Good report BigSmallie. Glad you’re getting out and about.
  3. Fland49

    Upper Tellico

    Sparetime, if you stay to the far right that last several hundred yards to Chilhowee dam, you’ll be fine. That is the old channel. The left side has bunches of rocks that are just below to just above water. It’s always clear there so you can see. Walleye and trout do use that area. The old railroad trestle is a good section too. And just out from the timber from the trestle downstream a half mile is good wintering area for big walleye. And an occasional big smallmouth. You up need to be careful about island camping. That’s a historic Cherokee Indian area and the artifacts are protected. Some of those islands are off-limits. Beautiful water and interesting area in that upper end of Tellico. There’s a lot of flow (and fish migration) influence where Citicorp Creek flows into the lake there so you might find pockets of fish in some of those eddies. Just be careful - there are bunches of stumps and logs all over that junction.
  4. Fland49

    Favorite Baitcaster Reel Brand

    Last ‘new’ reel I got was in the 1970s. Garcia Ambassadors were far the best for a long time. Shimano came on with ball bearings and new designs about late ‘70s. I know there are some superb quality reels nowadays but can not recommend. Just be sure you’ve got a pocketful of money.
  5. Personal experience with yellow line: never tried it until eyesight declined with old age. Much easier to see to tie knots. And enabled continued handling & use of light weight lines that were getting ever more difficult to see. By the way, caught tons of fish (bass, crappie mostly) on yellow but I wasn’t in crystal clear water. Fort Loudon, Tellico, Watts Bar.
  6. Ah, you wouldn’t want a musky on either of those lines.
  7. You're lucky. There are plenty of deer around Monterrey. You might not even need a food plot.
  8. I'm too old and behind the times & tech. I don't know what that "first focal plane" is either. My last thirty years of hunting were strictly with bow & arrows anyway. Good luck.
  9. Fland49


    Darn, that 5’ Redfin might scare all the strippers away!
  10. Fland49

    Lifetime collection of bass tackle

    Yes sir, much fun and many good memories made fishing.
  11. Fland49

    New to tennessee

    Clarksville. You are in a great place for bass - Barkley & Kentucky lakes are big, shallow, good water color and plenty of bass.
  12. Fland49

    New to tennessee

    4 wheel drive, welcome to Tenn. From your comment about “southern “ bass, I figure you’ve moved here from walleye country. East TN has some good bass fishing, but lots of pressure from other fishermen and this time of year from pleasure craft of all types. I suggest you try the lakes nearest where you live - that’ll save you time, be easier and you can learn your “home” Lake best. Depending on on where you’ve moved to, check the forum section on bodies of water nearest you. After ten posts you can access fishing reports and you’ll start to get tips and ideas. There are some great anglers on this forum, and many are very helpful to others. Welcome and good luck.
  13. Fland49

    Winter Trout Stocking Progam, Golden Rainbows

    But I am late into this thread so I think you already have another boat in the works.
  14. Fland49

    Winter Trout Stocking Progam, Golden Rainbows

    Boat looks fine for TN.